Recognition from Society
DNP has been recognized by external rating agencies as a corporate group that is proactively working to contribute to the development of a sustainable society.
Inclusion in ESG Indices (as of July 2023)
DNP strives to consider corporate social responsibility in all business activities. As a result, we have been included in domestic and international ESG* indices as an investment option.
- *ESG stands for Environment, Social and Governance.
FTSE Russell, a wholly owned subsidiary of London Stock Exchange Group, evaluates companies
from around the world and selects the shares of those that excel in terms of environmental, social, and
governance (ESG) performance for inclusion in this index.
DNP has been selected for 23 consecutive years, since 2000.
A comprehensive index that considers every aspect of ESG, this index was designed to measure the performance of Japanese companies that are doing an excellent job of responding to ESG-related concerns.
Based on FTSE Russell's ESG Ratings, the index only incorporates companies with high ratings for their climate governance and climate change efforts, especially when including those with high greenhouse gas emissions.
US-based MSCI (Morgan Stanley Capital International) Inc. offers indices that are constructed by selecting companies with excellent ESG profiles from among the top corporations in terms of market capitalization.
This index consists of companies selected for outstanding ESG performance from among the constituents of the MSCI Japan IMI Top 700 Index.
MSCI constructed this index by calculating various types of gender diversity scores based on female employment data disclosed in line with the Act on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace. The scores are calculated for MSCI Japan IMI Top 700 Index constituents, and the companies with the best scores in each industry group are selected for inclusion in the index.
Euronext Vigeo Eiris World 120 Index
This is an index by Euronext (Netherlands), which operates multiple security exchanges in Europe, and Vigeo Eiris (France, UK), an ESG research company. The index is composed of the top 120 companies excelling from the perspective of ESG in Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific regions.
A stock index built to focus on companies whose gender diversity policies are embedded in their corporate culture and are committed to equal opportunities for their employees regardless of gender.
The S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index has been developed by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and Tokyo Stock Exchange. The weighting of a company in the Index as an investment option is determined based on the company’s status of environmental information disclosure and its level of carbon efficiency (carbon footprint per unit of revenue).
Evaluation of Sustainability (as of May 2023)
Some of the evaluation for DNP’s sustainability improvement initiatives by external organizations and bodies are shown below.
The CDP, an international non-profit organization headquartered in London, UK that takes on
environment-related issues including climate change, surveys and evaluates corporate efforts to implement
measures for climate change and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction in overall supply chains.
In March 2023, DNP has been selected for the Supplier Engagement Leaderboard, the highest category of the CDP Supplier Engagement Rating program, for the fourth consecutive year. Also in December 2022, DNP has been selected as an A List company, the highest rating, in the CDP Climate Change Survey.
DNP was awarded a Silver rating in 2023 following last year by EcoVadis (headquartered in France), which assesses companies on their sustainability in four areas: Environment, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement.